Research Associate Position in Biochemistry
The laboratory of Thibault Mayor in the Michael Smith Laboratories and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver is looking for one motivated candidate for a Research Associate position starting in September 4, 2017. The major focus of this research team is to elucidate how misfolded proteins are targeted for degradation by the ubiquitin proteasome system and how proteostasis is maintained in the cell. The Mayor lab is funded by both the CIHR and NSERC and is integrated in the Michael Smith Laboratories, a well-equipped research facility providing stimulating grounds for scientific progress in an international, multidisciplinary research environment.
Candidates are expected to be a motivated team player who fits into a multidisciplinary research environment. Candidates should have completed their PhD and at least five years of postdoctoral research. They should have published several first author research publications in peer-reviewed journals from both their PhD and postdoctoral work. Priority will be given to applicants who have obtained a postdoctoral fellowship and have experience in grant writing. They should have expertise in the ubiquitin proteasome system including work related to the characterization of E3 ligases, experience in mammalian and insect cell tissue culture, skills in biochemistry including protein expression and purification by affinity, gel filtration chromatography and HPLC and proficiency in biophysical binding assays (using fluorescent probes, ITC, BiaCORE) and structural biology (NMR and CD).
Please submit your application to Thibault Mayor with a curriculum vitae and with “Research Associate” in the subject line.
The appointment will initially be for one year with a minimum salary commensurate with the rank of Research Associate (see http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/recruitment/titles-ranks-descript...), plus benefits.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.
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